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Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing and Planning Delivery (26 March 2015)

Eric Pickles: As this Parliament draws to an end, I would like to update hon. Members on the actions that my Department has put in place since May 2010 on housing and planning, as part of our long-term economic plan. We inherited a broken housing market that has been devastated by the Great Recession, but we have turned the economy and housing market around. Key achievements I am pleased to...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Parking (25 March 2015)

Penny Mordaunt: ...including parking, bemoaning that: ‘Only one in five councils are using charging to the full potential... [such as for] reducing congestion’ (Speech to the Local Government Association, 2 July 2008). Planning guidance issued by the Labour Government in 2001 (PPG13) told councils to hike parking charges and adopt aggressive enforcement to discourage drivers. Labour...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Communities and Local Government: Planning Update (25 March 2015)

Eric Pickles: I would like to update the House on further steps we are taking to streamline the planning system, protect the environment, support economic growth and assist locally-led decision-making. Solar energy: protecting the local and global environment Last year, the Coalition Government published a comprehensive solar photovoltaic strategy setting out our ambitions for the...

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill: Report (1st Day) (3 March 2015)

Lord Mendelsohn: ...in all those instances interest equalling the Bank of England rate, which is the base rate, plus 8% has been paid to compensate the supplier. Where interest has not yet been paid, it sets out a payment plan to ensure that compensation is promptly paid. The obligation is on the payer to pay. Finally, we are seeking assurances from the relevant auditor that the company is maintaining...

Opposition Day — [17th Allotted Day]: Tax Avoidance (11 February 2015)

David Gauke: ...my point for me. As a consequence of our changes to the controlled foreign companies regime, we are seeing businesses move operations back to the United Kingdom. It was not that long ago—2007 and 2008—when business after business was looking to move its head office out of the UK. That flow has not only been staunched but reversed. We are seeing businesses choosing to locate in...

Natural Environment — Motion to Take Note (15 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord de Mauley: ...bathing waters are getting cleaner. Background concentrations of key air pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter, halved in the 20 years up to 2012. We have introduced marine plans for the first time and greatly increased the network of marine- protected areas. We have supported the planting of more than 8 million trees, and woodland cover is at its highest level in 700...

Public Bill Committee: Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: Clause 27 - Property etc transfers to the HCA and the GLA (6 January 2015)

Stephen Williams: ...that the Department approves for local authorities, usually for highways or other land acquisition processes. The hon. Lady calls on us look at CPOs and says we should have done that in the context of this Bill. In the autumn statement, the Chancellor and the Chief Secretary said that we would publish a consultation on proposals for CPO reform in the Budget, which is the...

Public Bill Committee: Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: Clause 25 - Changes to, and revocation of, development consent orders (6 January 2015)

Stephen Williams: I am grateful to the hon. Lady for tabling the amendment and raising her points, all of which I will try to answer. In our technical consultation on planning measures last summer, we proposed a number of changes to help simplify the regime for making changes to development consent orders for nationally significant infrastructure projects. For non-material changes, that included making the...

Implications of Devolution for England — Statement (16 December 2014)

Baroness Stowell of Beeston: ...;s report, my right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Scotland announced to the House that draft legislation to implement its recommendations would be prepared by 25 January and presented in a Bill to Parliament following the general election. The Prime Minister also said that a new and fair settlement for Scotland must be accompanied by an equivalent settlement for all parts...

Global Development Goals — Motion to Take Note (11 December 2014)

Baroness Northover: ...so. What shines through is an understanding of why this is so important. The right reverend Prelate urges us on in communicating what has been achieved since 2000, even with the financial crash of 2008 onwards, in the relief of poverty. He is surely right. As noble Lords know, the year ahead of us is absolutely key—as the noble Lord, Lord Hannay, made clear, not only on MDGs but on...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Infrastructure Bill [Lords] (8 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Nick Raynsford: I draw the attention of the House to my interests as declared in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests, and to my non-pecuniary interests as a trustee of the Town and Country Planning Association. I was pleased to listen to the speech by the hon. Member for Wealden (Charles Hendry). He made a number of very important points. I hope he will forgive me for not following on...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Small-scale Developers (1 December 2014)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: My hon Friend the Minister of State for Housing and Planning (Brandon Lewis) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement. I would like to update hon. Members on the action that the Coalition Government has taken to free up the planning system and the further new measures we are now implementing to support small scale developers and help hard-working people get the home they want by...

Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: Small-scale Developers (28 November 2014)

Brandon Lewis: I would like to update hon. Members on the action that the Coalition Government have taken to free up the planning system and the further new measures we are now implementing to support small-scale developers and help hard-working people get the home they want by reducing disproportionate burdens on developer contributions. Section 106 obligations imposed on small-scale developers, custom and...

Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: Autumn Recess (18 November 2014)

Eric Pickles: ...530,000 additional homes across England. New figures also showed the numbers of repossessions are now at their lowest since records began in 2008, thanks to the Government’s long-term economic plan; our deficit reduction programme is keeping interest rates down and making mortgages more affordable. Figures published by the Council of Mortgage Lenders anticipate repossessions falling...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Department for Communities and Local Government: Recess Business (18 November 2014)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...over 530,000 additional homes across England. New figures also showed the numbers of repossessions are now at their lowest since records began in 2008, thanks to the Government’s long-term economic plan; our deficit reduction programme is keeping interest rates down and making mortgages more affordable. Figures published by the Council of Mortgage Lenders anticipate repossessions...

Business of the House: Annual Energy Statement (6 November 2014)

Edward Davey: ...were plenty of legal obligations to cut emissions, but little practical policy to achieve them cost-effectively. Today’s energy statement shows how we have turned that situation around. Given how fast bills had risen in the previous Parliament and how fuel poverty had increased under the previous Government, helping consumers has been a top priority, starting with those on lowest...

Infrastructure Bill [HL]: Report (2nd Day) (5 November 2014)

Lord Adonis: My Lords, I thank Sir John Armitt for his excellent work in leading the independent review for the Labour Party on long-term infrastructure planning. I also thank Robbie Owen of Pinsent Masons for his invaluable work in preparing a draft national infrastructure Bill since the publication of the report. We have been consulting on the draft Bill and have received a positive response from across...

High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill: Instruction (No. 2): Buckinghamshire County Council (Filming on Highways) Bill [Lords] (9 September 2014)

Cheryl Gillan: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read a Second time. I thank Members involved in the previous Bill for allowing me to come in as the bridesmaid after the main event. I was worried that we would not get our chance, so I am grateful to all the Members concerned for the constraint that they showed when debating a very important Bill for London. The Bill was first introduced in another place,...

Business of the House Commission: Pension Schemes Bill (2 September 2014)

Peter Hain: ...into it. In fact, he is entirely wrong and that Tory charge is entirely misplaced. Let me explain why. The stock market fall reduced the basic market value of pension scheme assets by some 250 billion between 1999 and 2002. The effect of the package of tax changes for which he and the Conservatives seek to pin the blame on our Government and Chancellor was entirely marginal. The...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (23 July 2014)

Lord Ramsbotham: ...;that we need to do better at rehabilitating young offenders because youth custodial outcomes are presently not good enough. By recognising that some people would continue to require separate specialist accommodation, the purpose of Part 2 of the Bill remains to establish a statutory framework for a pathfinder secure college, which the Government suggest is a solution to the problem....

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